Bubblegum Tag Archive

Ethnic, Groovy

Poosh – Say Something (1991)

Check Ups by Poosh (Pumla Mtengwane) is a rarest album of Kwaito/Bubblegum released in 1991. This album include several hits such as “Check Up’s”, “Say Something”.

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Ethnic

Rush – Molo Bas (Looking For A Job) (1989)

Nice and in-demand piece of late-80’s Bubblegum out of South Africa. Very firt release by short-lived band Rush.

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Nuggets

Various Artists – Music Basement, Volumen Six (2019)

Is it possible to truly find the 10 greatest dance african tracks? We’ve gone back further, exploring what we believe are the true roots of african dance music and we’ve included more from the 1970s and ’80s since that was when history was really being made.

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Ethnic, Groovy

Ayobayo Band – Phuza Face (1990)

Composed by ZE Mtungwa and produced by Eddie Magwaza, here using the name Zenzele “Sister Monica” (also the name of one of the tracks on this album), who was also behind V.O. and Fast Move but died in the early 90s…

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Ayobayo Band – Hey Ta Da (1991)

Danny Bridgens strikes back after her smash hit Phuza Face issued one year earlier on same record company. But Hey Ta Da did not reach same fame in spite of its quality features. That’s why you find it here on  www.musicbasement.ru .

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Ethnic

Kamazu – Ju Ju Lady (1987)

Very nice late 80’s bubblegum/boogie release by south african singer Danny Kamazu and produced by Godfrey Nzuza, Ian Osrin, Peter Moticoe and Thapelo Khomo.

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Tropical

Condry Ziqubu – Gorilla Man (1990)

Ultra rare and seldom seen album by Condry Ziqubu, a famous South African artist former member of Harari. This album is actually a compilation produced in France of some tracks featuring on his 1st album like the killer electro dub “Rambo“, or the fresh reggae “Shut your mouth“.

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Ethnic, Groovy

Quinton – No More Lies (1989)

Hot 8-track album by Quinton Madlala, put together by Blondie Makhene with backing from his African Youth Band. Follow-up to Quinton’s 1986 album Heartbreaker.

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Ethnic

Zapp – Woza Year 2000 (1990)

Smoking hot disco tunes from unknown artist.

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Floating

Margino – Happy People (1985)

Funky bubblegum grooves by Margino produced by the influential Attie van Wyk (keyboards, synths, backing vocals and DMX drum machine)…

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Ethnic

Spirro – Speed Trap (1989)

Spirro-inspired disco with slick synths over electronic beats and half-sung, half-spoken vocals that preempt kwaito, most obviously on “Do It“.

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Ethnic

Angie Gumbi – Fela Ke Yaya (1989)

Angie Gumbi aka Ntombi Yomsuthu is the wife of multi-talented Richard Felani Gumbi (Volcano, Sgu, Spirro etc), who produced, arranged, performed and engineered this album.

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Ashiko – Umaseven (1987)

Ashiko is translated as “world of time” – no time to lose. Thie band Ashiko was Alpheus Mofokeng (lead vocals), Thomas Tladi (guitar), Innocent Hala (keyboards), Diliza Manela (keyboards), Bonakele Mbambisa (keyboads) and Skipper Shabalala (guitar).

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Little Lenny – Space Car (1986)

The underrated Little Lenny put out some quality sounds, with fresh, funky melodies and new synth sounds. The title track is solid gold weighing in at 7min. B sides “Taxi Dube Station” and “Stockies Draai” both take inspiration from the synth bassline of Imagination’s and give it a Mzansi makeover.

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Brenda Fassie – Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu (1988)

South African boogie/bubblegum by Brenda Fassie on top from 1991, check the killer title track or “Goeie More More More” or “Going Crazy“, great digital copy.

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Kamazu – Korobela

Korobela is a classic bubblegum gem presented here its maxi-single version released in 1986 on Teal Sound Records.
This digital copy is clearly a must have.

Discogs

  • Korobela
  • Korobela (Dub Mix)
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4.00 – Enjoy

 

*You are buying a digital copy!

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Ethnic

Candy – Tell Me Why?

Ultra in demand 80’s bubblegum record written and produced by Attie Van Wyk and Sello Twala on obscure label Roy B. Records. No year mentioned on record but probably released in 1985. Amazing Candy!

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